“In terms of broadening one’s outlook on the clarinet, I think this book is an excellent buy.” Clarinet & Saxophone magazine
BEGINNERS AND PROS
The more you know about your instrument, the easier it is to select the clarinet that perfectly suits your sound, your style, and your budget. Tipbook Clarinet is the ultimate source of information for aspiring clarinetists, advanced players, and even pros. No wonder: the book brings you the combined expertise and knowledge of over thirty clarinet makers, barrel and mouthpiece experts, reed professionals, and musicians. The result is an easy read on this fascinating instrument. Educational basics for beginners, an inspiring resource for advanced players, and a handy reference for pros.
MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
Tipbook Clarinet tells you all about the differences between wood and plastic instruments, and French and German clarinets. It explains the influence of bore size and shape on the sound, it helps you to see and appreciate different types of toneholes, keys, and levers – and much more. Separate chapters are dedicated on mouthpieces, ligatures and barrels, and on reeds and reed adjustment. The included Tipcodes even allow you to hear what you’re reading about.
The final chapters shed a light on the history, the family, and the making of the instrument. A glossary and a extended index turn this owner's guide into a handy reference book. A complete set of fingering charts is the icing on this musical cake.
… a revolutionary book on the instrument. (Meri Dolevski, Canadian Clarinet Resources)
Technical information presented in commendably easy to understand language. (Jazz Journal)
A truly thorough source of information for beginners, advanced players, and teachers. (Music Educators Journal)
This book will enlighten players of all standards and teachers will find it an invaluable resource. (Australian Music Teacher Magazine)
Nice reference book with fingering charts. Well worth the money. (Veritas)
This is a great introduction to the clarinet and should be a must read for all new clarinet players. Clearly written and illustrated. Would definitely recommend. (G. Donnald)
This is a very easy to read, and covers the most important aspects on Clarinet themes. A must to read. When is the Editor going to publish the Organ tipbook? (Juan B. Rosales Raya)
Tipbook Clarinet tells you about the different clarinet voices, E-flat clarinets, B-flat clarinets, alto clarinets, bass clarinets, contra bass clarinets, the basset horn and other woodwind instruments, the key mechanism, transposing instruments, the clarinet register, the clarion register, the acute register, the 12th key or speaker key, concert pitch, French and German clarinets, junior clarinets, metronomes, renting clarinets, wood and plastic clarinets, ebony and grenadilla, clarinet bores, dual tapers and polycilindrical bores, polyconical bores, tenon rings, raised toneholes and register tubes, undercut toneholes, vent holes, ergonomic thumb rests, French-style keys, power-forged keys, the crow foot, offset trill keys and in-line trill keys, forked fingerings, articulated trill keys, pads, German clarinets, the A clarinet, full Boehm clarinets, mouthpieces and mouthpiece materials, mouthpiece comparison charts, tip openings, facings, beating reeds, chambers, bores and baffles, mouthpiece cushions, adjustable barrels, ringless barrels, clarinet necks, ligatures, clarinet reeds, German reeds, Austrian reeds, French cut reeds, adjusting reeds, reed trimmers, plastic reeds, tuning your clarinet, clarinet maintenance, clarinet history, making a clarinet, and more.